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Jones-Bowman Leadership Program Seeks Nominations for College Undergraduates

Joey OwleJoey OwleCHEROKEE, NC, February 5, 2013 – The Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program is recruiting undergraduate college students who are members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to participate in its 2013-14 program.  Students must be nominated by a community member, and the deadline for nominations is May 6 by 5:00 p.m.

Jones-Bowman Leadership Awards are made each year to undergraduate students who are enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The program gives them opportunities to develop strong leadership abilities and serve successfully in leadership roles.  With the help of mentors, participants develop individual leadership plans, volunteer in their communities and complete a group service project during a year-long fellowship.  

If you know of a college undergraduate student who would be a good candidate for this program, please obtain a nomination form at www.cpfdn.org/jonesbowman.html  or at the Cherokee Preservation Foundation office at 71 John Crowe Hill Rd.

The Jones-Bowman Leadership Award was established in 2007 to honor the memories and leadership of Principal Chief Leon Jones and Mr. James Bowman, founding members of the Board of Directors of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.  Individual learning plans of the Fellows are funded by Cherokee Preservation Foundation and other contributors.

Jones-Bowman Fellows enjoy the following benefits by participating in the program:

--They participate in unique opportunities that will help them develop their leadership skills.
--They become involved in their community and culture.
--They meet other students interested in becoming leaders within the Cherokee community.  
--They receive funding to take advantage of leadership opportunities.
--They receive guidance from outstanding mentors.

For more information, contact Alicia Jacobs at 828/497-5550.